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ORTOVOX Safety Academy Level 1

Chamonix Avalanche Awareness 1 Day Course

ORTHOVOXChamonix Experience and Ortovox offer a basic avalanche awareness and safety course for those who wish to enjoy safe and responsible back country skiing. 

You are the only one who can reduce your risk through your actions!

The ORTOVOX SAFETY ACADEMY was established to help you do this. In partnership with Chamonix Experience and other mountaineering schools, Ortovox has developed a training concept in which mountain experts pass their knowledge on to you.

The goal of the Ortovox safety academy is to transport avalanche theory into the field and allow this knowledge to be solidified there. In this way, you will understand vital information about how avalanches occur and learn tips on optimal tour planning, correct behavior on tour, and the perfect rescue method.

Due to our background in mountain rescue (PGHM Chamonix) we know all too well how important it is to be aware and informed of the risks when going off-piste in Chamonix and elsewhere. The Ortovox Safety Acadamy is your opportunity to take responsibility for your own welfare in the mountains.

Description

Chamonix Experience and Ortovox have designed this mountain safety course to give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of avalanches and their causes.

During the course you will learn about:

  • Travelling through avalanche terrain
  • Planning backcountry ski trips
  • Understanding avalanche bulletins & weather reports
  • Identifying & assessing the avalanche risk
  • Carrying out avalanche search & rescue techniques

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Ortovox Safety Academy Course Dates

You can find this season's Ortovox Safety Academy course dates on the right; please contact us if the course dates do not suit you and we will be happy to open new dates for you where possible.

If you do not wish to join an open group, you can take this course with a private mountain guide at a cost of 540€ for groups of up to 6 participants per guide. We can organise larger groups with multiple guides on request, please contact us for details.

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Prix

150€

Price per person; group of minimum 4 persons

Course Dates

Any date on demand

Inclus

Guiding & Tuition

1 day with a UIAGM mountain guide and ORTOVOX avalanche instructor (½ half day classroom session and ½ day mountain session).

ORTOVOX Equipment

ORTOVOX safety backpack equipped with avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (provided only for the duration of the course).

Support logistique et implantation locale au coeur même de Chamonix

Notre société est basée dans un superbe environement au pied du téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi à Chamonix.

Notre équipe est à votre disposition pour tout renseignement et pour vous assister lors de votre stage avec nous.

Non Inclus

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Assurance Secours et rapatriement

Nous vous incitons fortement à souscrire une assurance Secours & Rapatriement pour votre stage. Nous pouvons souscrire une assurance pour vous via notre partenaire assistance. Merci de le demander lors de votre inscrition sur le stage.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Se rendre à Chamonix

Le tarif ne comprend pas les transferts jusqu'à et depuis Chamonix mais nous pouvons vous assister selon que vous arriviez par train, avion ou bus. N'hésitez pas à nous demander notre asssistance.

Rendez-Vous

The day will be split into two session; one indoor session for classroom theory, and one outdoor session for putting the theory into practice.

We will meet at 08:00 at the Chamonix Experience office for a full briefing before we start the course. Please contact us beforehand if you have any questions.

Vêtements

Bonnet

Bonnet

sous - vetements thermiques

sous - vetements thermiques

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

Doudoune legere

Doudoune legere

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Gants chauds

Gants chauds

Gants techniques (fins)

Gants techniques (fins)

Casquette

Casquette

Equipement technique

Masque de ski

Masque de ski

Skis de freeride

Skis de freeride

Chaussures de ski

Chaussures de ski

Batons de ski

Batons de ski

Extras

Lunettes de soleil

Lunettes de soleil

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)